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Series GSE75675 Query DataSets for GSE75675
Status Public on Jan 24, 2017
Title Identification of Circulating Fibrocytes and Dendritic Derivatives in Corneal Endothelium of Patients with Fuchs' Dystrophy [RT-qPCR array CAPH10410]
Organism Homo sapiens
Experiment type Expression profiling by RT-PCR
Summary PURPOSE: Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a degenerative eye disorder affecting 4% of Americans older than 40. It is the leading indication for corneal endothelial (CE) transplantation for which there is a global donor shortage. This study aimed to gain further insight into the pathophysiology of FECD and identify targets for nonsurgical therapy.

METHODS: CE from patients with late-onset FECD was compared with that of normal controls using microarray expression analysis (n = 4 FECD, n = 4 normal), reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR (n = 9 FECD, n = 8 normal), and immunohistology (n = 55 FECD, n = 15 normal).

RESULTS: This led to the identification of circulating fibrocytes and their dendritic derivatives in all examined CE samples with FECD (in all clinical stages of symptomatic FECD and independent of prior cataract surgery). These cells were not present in normal CE. In this study we characterize their morphology, protein expression profile, number, and localization within the CE layer of patients with FECD.

CONCLUSIONS: Circulating fibrocytes and their dendritic derivatives are a new aspect of FECD that deserves further investigation. Because they are known to cause fibrosis in a variety of organs, they may play a similar role in FECD and might be a valuable target for nonsurgical therapy.
Overall design This study was performed on CE monolayers with Descemet membrane from patients with late-onset FECD. Microarray expression analysis was performed on 8 samples (n = 4 FECD, n = 4 normal). RT-qPCR was done for 179 genes of interest and at least three reference genes (n = 9 FECD, n = 8 normal). Molecules of interest were validated with immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent staining on fresh corneal endothelial whole-mounts (n = 55 FECD, n = 15 normal). All stainings were optimized on external control tissues, which were included as batch controls. Dye swaps ensured specificity of double staining.
Contributor(s) De Roo A, Wouters J, Govaere O, Foets B, van den Oord JJ
Citation(s) 28135362
Submission date Dec 03, 2015
Last update date Jan 31, 2017
Contact name Joost J van den Oord
Phone +32 16 33 65 91
Organization name KU Leuven
Department Department of Imaging & Pathology
Lab Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Street address Minderbroedersstraat 12, block q, box 1032
City Leuven
ZIP/Postal code 3000
Country Belgium
Platforms (1)
GPL21205 Qiagen Human Custom RT² Profiler PCR Array CAPH10410
Samples (15)
GSM1963490 corneal_endothelium_FECD_A52
GSM1963491 corneal_endothelium_FECD_A51
GSM1963492 corneal_endothelium_FECD_A11
This SubSeries is part of SuperSeries:
GSE75676 Identification of Circulating Fibrocytes and Dendritic Derivatives in Corneal Endothelium of Patients with Fuchs' Dystrophy
BioProject PRJNA305033

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GSE75675_fold-change_data.txt.gz 603 b (ftp)(http) TXT
GSE75675_non-normalized_data.txt.gz 6.5 Kb (ftp)(http) TXT
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